People’s column

Brocton legion lauds support for event

Editor, OBSERVER:

The John W. Dill Post 434 American Legion in Brocton would like to thank all who donated, participated or volunteered, to make the annual riding lawn mower run a success on Sept. 16. This year’s proceeds were donated to local stroke victim Brian Wagner Sr. and also to the Legion’s building fund.

WILLIAM PETSCH,

event coordinator

Small schools have proven benefits

Editor, OBSERVER:

Congratulations to a couple of our area’s smallest school districts — Forestville and Ripley — for the excellent scores they received in the state standardized tests in English and Math as reported in the Sept 30 edition of the OBSERVER. This publication is always promoting the advantages of consolidated services as being more efficient, with better outcomes.

In this instance, the small schools out performed the larger schools of Fredonia, Dunkirk and Cassadaga Valley in almost all areas. Bigger isn’t always better.

LARRY BALL,

Arkwright

We’re watching our country crumble

Editor, OBSERVER:

Next time there’s a vacancy on the Supreme Court: make each party put up a candidate, then let the American voter decide! Enough of this partisan nonsense!

And forget about a lifetime appointment — put a term limit on this and every other government office. Our senators couldn’t care less about a nominee’s qualifications; their main concern is will my vote have a negative effect on my campaign for re-election? The American voter needs to find a backbone and take back our government from these self-serving hypocrites in Congress. And if we can’t find that backbone we will continue our decline as a once-great nation that crumbles from within.

DENNIS REGAN,

formerly of Gowanda,

Pittsford

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